Postponed Wedding, How To Resume After The Reopening In France?

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On April 29, clarifications were made to the deconfinement plan. It is stipulated that wedding celebrations can resume gradually. In times of covid-19, especially since May 19, the ceremonies can take place either indoors or outdoors. However, changes in the celebration are to be expected, and sanitary measures must be respected. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you need to know if your wedding ceremony was postponed or delayed because of the pandemic.

When can civil and religious marriages be performed?

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Thanks to the conditions for resuming civil and religious ceremonies, many couples who have postponed their weddings are about to resume the organization. The government website states that as of June 30, weddings can take place without restrictions. If, because of the pandemic, yours is one of those postponed weddings in 2020 or 2021, contact your city hall or place of worship. This is to resume the organization and understand the possible restrictions and the number of guests they can accommodate. For any ceremony in the town hall, it is mandatory to give a health pass from August. This is not the case for religious ceremonies. This is also the time for reception hall renters to resume their activity gradually. Although the sanitary protocol has been relaxed, wedding parties will still have to respect the rules of social distancing.

My wedding has been postponed. Can I change providers?

For many couples, the postponement of their wedding is a real heartbreak. However, you should know that it is also economic stagnation for the providers to whom you entrusted the realization of your projects. When the first project is landed, the couple goes through a very complicated situation. Many questions arise, particularly concerning the date and the new organization, and especially wonderful if you have to change providers. But on its side, this one also undergoes the consequences. Among the sectors of activity threatened by the current situation, the events sector is the most fragile because some contracts are postponed while others have been canceled. This causes many difficulties for wedding and event organizers such as photographers, reception halls, caterers, and many others. It is then essential to help each other as much as possible. If maintaining your contract will save their situation, then why not keep it?

Is a refund of the deposit possible in case of a wedding cancellation?

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In the event that you wish to cancel the service or the wedding itself, there are a few things you need to understand first. Before you start requesting a refund from your service provider, be sure to review their terms and conditions of sale. This will allow you to determine whether or not they will be able to refund you. Although covid is a case of force majeure, it does not mean that the refund of the deposit on a service not performed is mandatory. Force majeure simply suspends the obligation to perform but does not remove it permanently. In short, despite the current situation, it is still ideal for reorganizing your wedding as soon as your health conditions allow it. Thus, for the interest of both parties, it is advisable to plan another date.

Despite this reopening, sanitary measures such as using hydroalcoholic gels, wearing masks, and a distance of one meter must be respected. Regarding the reception room and the karaoke evenings, the disinfection and cleaning of the rooms and furniture must be done beforehand. To guide the guests, a direction of circulation with arrows is necessary.

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